The Nano-Hone NL-8 Lapping Plate utilizes a solid metal button design.
Diamonds are dispersed evenly throughout the metal button matrix. This design is extraordinarily tough. The buttons have been set in stainless steel weighs to ensure structural integrity. These buttons are virtually indestructible. The button plate is an amazing surface leveling tool. Its weight is integral to it's smooth lapping action.
Our Button Plate Designs can be recalibrated many times over the life of the product.
The NL-8 is recommended for use with sharpening stones in the range of 400 grit to 30,000 grit. It is a 50μm plate. See chart here.
The key difference between the NL-8 and NL-10 is size. The NL-10 is more than 20% larger than the NL-8, and is guaranteed to last longer; flatten more.
Button plates can be used with sintered ceramics and diamond resin stones.